Silhouette

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1825-1840

GUSN

GUSN-103809

Description

Hollow cut silhouette portrait over black silk of a woman facing right, crudely painted body wearing green dress and holding a flower, mounted in a gilded wood frame. This artist is sometimes referred to as the "Puffy Sleeve" artist due to the naive but charming painted details that almost always include characteristic full sleeves.

Details

Descriptive Terms

silhouettes
glass (material)
SILHOUETTE

Additional Identification Number

3537

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Probably American

Dimensions

5 5/8 in x 4 3/4 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of William Sumner Appleton

Accession Number

1925.629